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[7 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Rare cacti in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens vandalised

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens’ arid garden vandalised
Via the ABC.
Cacti in the Arid Garden were hacked with a sharp implement, such as a machete or axe, according to the garden’s staff.
About 80 per cent of the columnar cacti and succulents were attacked, staff said.
Many of the plants were more than 30 years old and the collection contained some rare and threatened species.
The garden’s chief executive, Tim Entwisle, says the damage had shocked staff and visitors.
He says it is difficult to comprehend.
“Someone’s come in overnight and they’ve just hacked away at some …

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[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Lilac fringes

My favourite cactus flower is in magnificent bloom again. I love the lilac fringes. These flowers are tall trumpets.

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[18 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Another Beautiful Cactus in Full Flower

As an avid cacti and succulent enthusiast I prefer form over flower. However, when the flowers come they really are spectacular.

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[16 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Beautiful Cactus Flower

Beautiful trumpet cactus flower on display today.

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[14 Dec 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Beautiful Columnar Cactus Flower

This beautiful columnar cactus flower is one of my favourites. They are huge flowers which remain open most of the day. The cerus cactus they are from is equally spectacular and as you can see in this image it flowers prolifically.